Tuesday, August 12, 2008

GF wastes money, then wants more, no kidding…

I found this article in the letters to the editor today and it couldn’t be more right. The City Government today announced that they are not going to give the citizens of Grand Forks, ND a tax break. That is a sad shame and the reason I voted for Mac for mayor this past election. It is time for the city of Grand Forks, ND to stop sqandering our money and give it back to us… Right on James, you are spot on...

IN THE MAIL: GF wastes money, then wants more
James Oliver, Grand Forks Herald

Published Tuesday, August 12, 2008

GRAND FORKS — The recent vote by the Grand Forks City Council to approve spending $205,000 for sunflake lights shows just how wasteful and out of touch with the community the council is.

If certain members of the community want the lights, let those members pay for them. There is such a thing as philanthropy and community involvement, you know.

And now, we hear that the street department — which had a budget of $160,000 — is about broke. Furthermore, taxpayers are facing an increase in rates for essential services. You can bet this is just the tip of the iceberg. But, doggone it, we gotta have those lights! Got to show off!

To those who voted against the lights, thank you. As for the council majority: I think they have a real problem with fiscal and civic responsibility.

James Oliver
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